I can’t believe that it’s taken more than five years of living in Berwick upon Tweed to get around to visiting Chain Bridge Honey Farm which lies around three miles outside the town, easily accessible from the A1. I did try to visit one weekend in low season but it’s only open on weekdays from November until March. What I liked most about the Honey Farm were the murals of local scenes adorning the walls.
Exhibits and Holy Island mural at Chain Bridge Honey Farm
You can learn all about honey production here and buy not only honey but many products which containing honey such as beeswax animal shaped candles, lip balms, soap and mustard.
Animal shaped beeswax candles
One of the great things about the Honey Farm is that’s a free visitor attraction.
The quayside in Berwick upon Tweed
One of murals, which takes up a whole wall, depicts the River Tweed from it’s source in the Leadhills in Dumfries and Galloway, in the south west of Scotland, to the estuary in Berwick upon Tweed, in north east England, where the river flows into the North Sea.
In the grounds, there’s a cafe in a green double decker bus along with several other vintage vehicles.
Cafe in double decker bus
Just down from the Honey Farm is Chain Bridge, more properly known as Union Bridge, the oldest suspension bridge in the world still in use by vehicles, spanning the River Tweed.
Approaching Union Bridge from the Scottish side
If you’re in the Berwick upon Tweed area I recommend a visit to the Chain Bridge Honey Farm.